Photos: Celebrations across America as Joe Biden wins presidential race

UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 06:01 PM IST
People celebrate in Philadelphia, after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States, on November 7. Winning the battleground state of Pennsylvania’s 20 Electoral College votes gave Biden more than the 270 he needed, prompting all major TV networks to declare the former vice president the victor after four days of nail-biting suspense. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP)
A Trump supporter demonstrating the election results holds an American flag while facing off with counter protesters at the State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on November 7. Rallies by hundreds of supporters of Republican President Donald Trump, who insisted “this election is far from over,” were more muted in size and scope. (David Goldman / AP)
Amanda Madden sprays champagne as people celebrate at Black Lives Matter Plaza after CNN called the race in favour of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, in Washington on November 7. Biden’s victory came after more than days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed the processing of some ballots. (Alex Brandon / AP)
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to US President Donald Trump, gestures after media announced that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had won the 2020 US presidential election, in Philadelphia on November 7. (Eduardo Munoz / REUTERS)
A supporter of Donald Trump argues with a supporter of Joe Biden after news media named Biden the winner in the presidential election, in Philadelphia on November 7. Many supporters of Trump and his running mate, Vice President Mike Pence, demonstrated their own unwillingness to accept the election’s outcome. (Mark Markela / REUTERS)
A planned demonstration in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle turned into a dance party celebrating the election’s result, while revelers at Washington Square Park in New York’s Greenwich Village danced and splashed in the park’s fountain. (Stephanie Keith / Getty Images / AFP)
Trump supporters demonstrating during the election results (right), pray with a counter protester after the presidential election was called for Joe Biden outside the State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on November 7. Hundreds had gathered on the steps of the state capitol building waving Trump-Pence flags to shouts of “This is not over” and “We will be here forever.” (David Goldman / AP)
People celebrate the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Oakland, California on November 7. Biden is set to become the 46th president of the United States, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. (Noah Berger / AP)
Supporters of US President-elect Joe Biden watch fireworks as they celebrate near the White House on November 7 in Washington, D.C. (Alex Edelman / AFP)
President Donald Trump returns to the White House from playing golf in Washington, DC on November 7, 2020, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the election. Trump has so far refused to concede the election and announced filing multiple lawsuits against the election results in key battleground states like Pennsylvania. (Andrew Carabello-Reynolds / AFP)
Nick Zajdel holds up a sign at a rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol after media announced that Joe Biden had won the 2020 US presidential election in Madison, on November 7. (Bing Guan / REUTERS)

People celebrate in Philadelphia, after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States, on November 7. Winning the battleground state of Pennsylvania’s 20 Electoral College votes gave Biden more than the 270 he needed, prompting all major TV networks to declare the former vice president the victor after four days of nail-biting suspense. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP)

A Trump supporter demonstrating the election results holds an American flag while facing off with counter protesters at the State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on November 7. Rallies by hundreds of supporters of Republican President Donald Trump, who insisted “this election is far from over,” were more muted in size and scope. (David Goldman / AP)

Amanda Madden sprays champagne as people celebrate at Black Lives Matter Plaza after CNN called the race in favour of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, in Washington on November 7. Biden’s victory came after more than days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed the processing of some ballots. (Alex Brandon / AP)

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to US President Donald Trump, gestures after media announced that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had won the 2020 US presidential election, in Philadelphia on November 7. (Eduardo Munoz / REUTERS)

A supporter of Donald Trump argues with a supporter of Joe Biden after news media named Biden the winner in the presidential election, in Philadelphia on November 7. Many supporters of Trump and his running mate, Vice President Mike Pence, demonstrated their own unwillingness to accept the election’s outcome. (Mark Markela / REUTERS)

A planned demonstration in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle turned into a dance party celebrating the election’s result, while revelers at Washington Square Park in New York’s Greenwich Village danced and splashed in the park’s fountain. (Stephanie Keith / Getty Images / AFP)

Trump supporters demonstrating during the election results (right), pray with a counter protester after the presidential election was called for Joe Biden outside the State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on November 7. Hundreds had gathered on the steps of the state capitol building waving Trump-Pence flags to shouts of “This is not over” and “We will be here forever.” (David Goldman / AP)

People celebrate the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Oakland, California on November 7. Biden is set to become the 46th president of the United States, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. (Noah Berger / AP)

Supporters of US President-elect Joe Biden watch fireworks as they celebrate near the White House on November 7 in Washington, D.C. (Alex Edelman / AFP)

President Donald Trump returns to the White House from playing golf in Washington, DC on November 7, 2020, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the election. Trump has so far refused to concede the election and announced filing multiple lawsuits against the election results in key battleground states like Pennsylvania. (Andrew Carabello-Reynolds / AFP)

Nick Zajdel holds up a sign at a rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol after media announced that Joe Biden had won the 2020 US presidential election in Madison, on November 7. (Bing Guan / REUTERS)

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Days of pent-up post-election anxiety gave way to spontaneous street celebrations as Joe Biden supporters on November 7 cheered news of his presidential win in cities across the United States. While there were some isolated confrontations between Trump and Biden supporters, there were no immediate reports of violence or other unruly behavior. After a nerve-wracking four-day wait for results after polls closed on November 3, the reaction to news that Pennsylvania and its 20 Electoral College votes had carried Biden over the line was almost instantaneous.

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